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Nice As Fuck: ‘Door’

Since forming their new band Nice As Fuck earlier this year, Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster, and the Like’s Tennessee Thomas have been playing various gigs in the US, including a Bernie Sanders benefit.

Now, however, they have also decided to treat us to their their first actual single, titled ‘Door’ — a straight-up punky tune, which is super catchy to boot.

‘Door’ is available for the enjoyment of your ear holes on Spotify.

June 18thShare (1)

SuperMay

  1. Blackbird — On Dead Waves
  2. Golden Lion — The Besnard Lakes
  3. Slip Into Nevermore — Prince Rama
  4. Magic Mountain — Pleasure Beach
  5. The Song They Play Every Night — Little Green Cars
  6. Doing It to Death — The Kills
  7. Waiting for the Thunder — Apothek
  8. Ocean Eyes (Astronomyy Edit) — Billie Eilish
  9. En Dejlig Aften — Katrine Stochholm
  10. Love + War — Banks & Steelz feat. Ghostface Killah
  11. Das Glitzen der Nacht — Trümmer
  12. $oroLUH
  13. Radio Silence — James Blake
  14. Intruder — Moderat
  15. HopelessnessANOHNI
  16. Hostage — Klangstof
  17. Spectre — Radiohead
May 26thShare (1)

Oh, @radiohead … Why do you keep making me feel all those feelings you make me feel? #waterworks #heinekenmusichall #iamsterdam #immerseyoursoulinlove (at Heineken Music Hall)

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Banks & Steelz: ‘Love + War’ (feat. Ghostface Killah)

After announcing their new joint project Banks & Steelz, Interpol’s Paul Banks and the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA have just premiered their first single, ‘Love + War’, which features the talents of fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah.

The track is a fast-paced affair, drawing on a multitude of inspirations, and everything points to a tremendously interesting album.

‘Love + War’ is available on Apple Music, where it just premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.

May 19thShare (2)

Benoit Paillé: ‘Alternatives Landscape’

In this series of iridescent photographs, Canadian artist Benoit Paillé introduces a foreign object, in the shape of a luminous square, to various environments, thus creating a whole new narrative.

I think that photography doesn’t represent reality, but creates it. In this project, a concrete form is integrated to the landscape and paradoxically gives to the image a surreal aspect. The whole thing is done in an empirical way, and is guided by a formal research both obsessive and demanding.
May 19thShare (1146)

Father John Misty: ‘Real Love Baby’

Aside from his recent — albeit hilarious — antics, involving Prius jingles and House of Cards theme lyrics, we haven’t heard any actual music from Josh Tillman’s alter ego Father John Misty for almost half a year.

No more waiting. Today, Tillman dropped a new track named ‘Real Love Baby’. However, it is not quite clear whether it is an actual, non-ironic single — or if he’s just taking the piss out of late-70’s soft rock. Regardless, the track is shamelessly catchy.

May 19thShare (1)
…and true love waits in haunted attics.
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Radiohead: ‘Daydreaming’

After just one Instagram teaser this time around, Radiohead have released another entirely new single, titled ‘Daydreaming’. Furthermore, they have announced a release date for LP9.

‘Daydreaming’ is both subdued and soaring, and accompanied by a music video by Paul Thomas Anderson (with whom Jonny Greenwood has a long-standing work partnership), which features a meandering Thom Yorke on the search for … something.

Radiohead’s new album is released digitally on Sunday evening, May 8th, and the ‘Daydreaming’ music video can be seen on Radiohead’s website this very instant.

May 6thShare (18)

ANOHNI: ‘Crisis’

Though ANOHNI’s new album ‘Hopelessness’ isn’t released until tomorrow, it’s already getting rave reviews.

Aside for the two singles already released, another song off the album, titled ‘Crisis’, has leaked — and it’s every bit as soul-shatteringly beautiful as its title implies.

‘Hopelessness’ drops on 6/5, 2016.

May 5thShare (37)

LUH: ‘$oro’

Among disappointing things to happen in 2012, WU LYFE’s break-up after releasing only one (spectacular!) album was right up there. As a silver lining, the former members have steadily released music on their own in the following years.

The latest being the new single ‘$oro’ from singer Ellery Roberts’ latest project LUH, alongside Ebony Hoon.

While bombastic and anthemic like their previous singles, ‘$oro’ furthermore takes on a beat-heavy, auto-tuned, almost EDM-banger quality. It is hard to pin down — but man, it’s vicious.

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